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60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa in London...

Steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Minehead on Saturday 18th August 2018. The A4 locomotive is on a special rail tour from...
Bogie Components ready for transporting to Williton Works // Credit Thornbury Castle 7027 website

Work starts on restoring steam locomotive 7027 “Thornbury Castle” at the West Somerset Railway

The bogie for steam locomotive  No. 7027 "Thornbury Castle" has moved to Williton Works, on the West Somerset Railway (WSR), as the first component to be restored for the engine. This follows on from the...
7027 "Thornbury Castle" at Weston-super-Mare // Credit Photo Art

Steam locomotive to be restored and operate on the West Somerset Railway

Great Western Railway (GWR) Castle Class No.7027 "Thornbury Castle", owned by JJP Holdings South West Ltd, will shortly move to the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Williton Works where the castle will be restored mainline running...
9466 // Credit GWR Hawksworth Large Pannier Tank 9466 FB Page

Steam locomotive No. 9466 announced as mystery guest loco for West Somerset Railway Spring...

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 94XX No. 9466 is the mystery guest locomotive for their Spring Steam Gala. About the gala 9466 makes the perfect mystery guest for the...
Dovetail Games to bring Train Sim World West Somerset Railway to Xbox One

West Somerset Railway add on for Train Sim World coming to the Xbox One!

Dovetail Games has announced that they are bringing the West Somerset Railway add on to the Xbox One version of Train Sim World. This route is already available for the PC version of the game, but...
No. 43924 at Keighley station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

MR 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Class steam locomotives – Class Information

This week we turn to the Midland 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Classes, 0-6-0 engines designed for freight work. Once looking at the background of both classes, we will then move onto the preserved members...
S&D 7F No. 53809 // Credit Dave Horton

S&D 7F for Long-Term move to the North Norfolk Railway

Somerset and Dorset (S&D) 7F No. 53809 will move residency from the West Somerset Railway (WSR) to the North Norfolk Railway (NNR). This comes as the hire agreement between the West Somerset Railway and 53809's...

‘Mod Hall’ and ‘Auto Tank’ Confirmed for West Somerset’s Spring Steam Gala

Great Western Railway (GWR) Modified Hall No. 6990 "Witherslack Hall" and GWR 14XX No. 1450 with Autotrailer No. 178 have been confirmed as visiting locomotives for West Somerset Railway's Spring Steam Gala. With the addition...
D7017 // Credit Peter Skuce

West Somerset Railway – 2018 Diesel Gala – Information

The gala planning team at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced details for their upcoming 2018 diesel gala. General details about the gala The theme for the Gala is "Vintage Diesels to the Seaside". Celebrating when...
Pullman Coach Lydia arrives at the West Somerset Railway

Pullman Coach ‘Lydia’ arrives at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has welcomed Pullman Car Lydia to the railway. The privately owned coach has come to the railway for recommissioning and the work will be carried out at Williton by the...